'Heartbleed' Internet Security Bug 

heartbleedThis week it has emerged that a major security flaw at the heart of the internet may have been exposing users' personal information and passwords to hackers.
It is not known how widely the bug has been exploited, if at all, but what is clear is that it is one of the biggest security issues to have faced the internet to date.
In light of these problems, we recommend that you change the password you use for Secure Online Payments (http://www.scopay.com/rushcliffe) to the school as soon as possible.
Please ensure that the new password is unique and will not be used for any other website.

The BBC has summarised the position: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-26969629 

Springboard 2014

Once again, the time had come for Rushcliffe School and its feeder Primary's to showcase their outstanding talent in both dance and gymnastics. Springboard 2014 was presented by our excellent year 11 hosts Andrew Mapperley and Campbell Gittens who ensured each performance smoothly linked to the next, with some of their own jokes thrown in for good measure. All performers did an excellent job with many choreographing their own routines too. A big thanks goes to all those that gave up their time to help organise and support the event.

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"Question Time"

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Pictured left to right: Mr Paddy Tipping, Professor Cecile Wright, Mr Phil Crompton, Councillor Rod Jones and Councillor Kay Cutts MBE. 

On Tuesday 25th February, Rushcliffe School hosted a political debate based on BBC’s “Question Time”. We warmly welcomed a panel of experienced and dedicated politicians and community activists featuring Councillor Kay Cutts MBE (Leader of the Conservative Group for Nottinghamshire County Council), Councillor Rod Jones (Liberal Democrat Councillor for Musters Ward), Paddy Tipping (Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner) and Professor Cecile Wright from Nottingham University. 150 of our Sixth Form students came together to form an enthusiastic and well-engaged audience. The debate was chaired by our Executive Headteacher, Phil Crompton.

Magistrates’ Court Mock Trial Competition

A wonderful group of Year 9 students participated in a challenging Magistrates' Court Mock Trial competition on Saturday 15th March 2014 at Derby Magistrates' Court. The team had been assigned a case on handling stolen goods with the Prosecution arguing that the defendant knew the bike they had bought second-hand was stolen, while the Defence contested that the defendant, while having bought a stolen bike, was not aware of its source.
Students participated in various demanding roles as lawyers, magistrates, witnesses and court staff. During the preparation for the competition the team learnt about the legal system and had insightful visits from a criminal defence lawyer, a magistrate and a legal advisor.

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Duke of Edinburgh

Award Presentation 05/03/2014

On the 5th March 2014 - 41 of our Rushcliffe School students were presented with their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze and Silver awards at the Nottinghamshire County Hall by Councillor John Allin (Chairman of the County Council).
39 of our students received their Bronze and 2 students received their Silver certificates with their relevant badges to which I hope they will wear with pride as each and every one of them has worked so very hard and achieved so much to gain these awards.

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Hands for Peace Project

bhall 005It was a moving occasion in school on 4th March as we were privileged to welcome Simon Winston , a survivor of the Holocaust. Simon came to officially open the memorial that has been created by pupils. Hands for peace project

Head girl Chloe Worts told of her experience when she visited Auschwitz and Simon, who is from the Ukraine, spoke about his memories as a child escaping the Ghetto with his family and living in hiding.
The event was covered by the BBC and a video link can be found here

Sarah Dance and Charlie Strang Year 10 have written an article about the Hands for Peace memorial as part of the BBC School Report Project. This can be read here

Simon Winston's story, in his own words, can be read here

Ofsted Report

OUTSTANDING

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On the 4th and 5th of February the school was inspected by Ofsted. We are pleased to share the result of the inspection with parents and carers. We are delighted to let you know that the school was judged as OUTSTANDING in all categories. The report will be on the Ofsted website from Monday 3rd March but you can read the report by clicking below.

The inspectors rightly highlighted the excellent attainment and progress across the school, the high quality teaching, the outstanding behaviour and pride our pupils have in the school, the determination of school leaders in demanding the highest of standards, the support of parents and carers and the challenge provided by the governors.

Rushcliffe has always been and will remain rooted in its community. We are proud that the hard work and commitment of all involved in Rushcliffe School has been recognised and will continue to make sure that all our pupils' irrespective of their starting point will be given the chance to shine brightly.

Real Homework

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REAL Homework Projects (Rushcliffe Extended and Advanced Learning) aim to make homework a fun, manageable and enriching part of the curriculum, where pupils spend extended periods creating, learning and enjoying the tasks. 

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